The Flood Brothers’ music creates dancing scene in Flat Branch Park

Ashleigh Atasoy

Precautions such as these surround the stages, even going so far as to block off the entirety of the Flat Branch Creek bed. Photo by Asa Lory
In the heart of Flat Branch Park, the Flood Brothers played up a storm Friday night.
Rock ‘N Roll and Folk are hardly ever in the same sentence, let alone concert, but the two-man band broke all general music stereotypes.
Transitioning seamlessly between rock ballads and folk tunes, the Flood Brothers struck a chord with the audience, creating a fun atmosphere which in turn evoked a vibrant dancing scene.  Amassing an audience of several hundred, the two-man band managed to capture a younger crowd with its twangy guitar and drum duo.
The powerful voice behind the guitarist and singer, Gabe Meyer has a range found nowhere else, reaching the high notes while choking out the harsh melodies of the rock songs.  This impressive diversity delighted the audience, who went crazy for the music.
Even self-proclaimed haters of country music, like myself, couldn’t help but want more.  Meyer’s raspy voice adds depth while drummer Jake Best follows up with rhythms found only with the Flood Brothers.
The group started in Hannibal, Mo., and they mix inspiration from the Blues of Northern Mississippi, the  Rock ‘N Roll sounds of Memphis and home. Together, these influences create the unique product of this timeless band.
By Ashleigh Atasoy
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